Is PC Power & Cooling Silencer MK III 600W 80 PLUS Bronze sufficient for my build?

I know I want a modular design so I can have nice cable management and I want a quieter build. I would like to stay around the same price range. If you make a change could you describe why so it can help me learn? I would prefer a unit from microcenter so I don't have to ship anything.


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CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($51.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($379.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Gunmetal/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($98.98 @ Outlet PC)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer MK III 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Acer H236HLbid 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($179.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1523.85
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-09 16:02 EDT-0400)
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  1. Yes, it's plenty for that system.

    Everything overall looks great except for the 3770k. You shouldn't get a 3570k unless you will be doing encoding and the likes.

    Also don't forget this for Windows 8:

    Edit: I think you should get this, it's about the same price, more amps and wattage and directly from seasonic.

    The one you chose is just a seasonic rebrand.
  2. I like the build. You will save money buying the Processor and Mobo from Microcenter... they are always running specials on CPU/MOBO packages.

    My only nit picks are Windows 8, I still feel it's to early to perm upgrade to this.

    And with the mobo/cpu package deal you get with microcenter... I'd upgrade that 8gb memory to 16. I'm not sure what you will be doing on this rig. But the amount of effort you've put into the build... Definitely would go 16.
  3. Don't go with 16GB if this is a gaming only system, not worth it, save the money for future upgrades. Windows 8 is better than 7 too, just need Start8.
  4. Just stopping in to say that I have that exact PSU and its working great
  5. Best answer
    Windows 8 sucks imo.I'd stick with windows 7.Why not the i7 3770K you may ask? Well the i7 3770K merely adds Hyper-Threading and a higher clock speed to the equation. Though these two improvements are fantastic in CPU intensive tasks such as video encoding and 3D modeling, in gaming scenarios it doesn’t really do a whole lot. Games these days are much more graphics intensive than CPU intensive, so it’s a much better idea to invest the extra dough into the graphics card.

    That said, those of you out there looking to do live streaming or other tasks which require any sort of video encoding, feel free to pick up an Intel Core i7 3770K instead.Your power supply is fine. nVidia itself recommend 500W for a single 670
  6. That 670 need around 175W at peak. So no use of that 650W. But if you plan to sli that would need 325W at peak. So 650 Would be good.

    This PSU is able to give you protection. Is manufactured from Seasonic and a really good PSU. All what you need :)

    And about win 8. Not sure if you would love it. Personally i would stick with 7 !

    Good luck !
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